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Good d44 U-joints?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by atlantak-5er, Feb 3, 2004.

  1. atlantak-5er

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    I know about the CTM U joints but they cost like $180.00 ea! Who makes some U joints for the d44 that are better than stock but don't cost an arse load? The reason I ask I am putting in a front locker and want to beef up my axles some. Also anyone use the Warn hub Fuses? They sound like a good idea, what do you think?
     
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    I'm running Brute Force u-joints in my D44
     
  3. Emmettology 101

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    Thanks. Are the 760 X joints really stronger than my stock ones?
     
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    Yes they are supposedly stronger. They are a cold forged joint I believe which makes it a stronger cross section than the 297-x. I think the cross section is also larger... At $17.50 ea, you cant go wrong.. Your next step would be the heat treated and Cyro'd 760 from Longfield and then from there the CTM's...
     
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    The correct # for the 760's is: 5-760x

    I have done some seraching on POR and they say they're about 15% stronger than the 297's. The dimensions of the 760 are a little smaller though, but being they are cold forged ratehr than hot forged, makes them stronger. In a post on POR Jesse at High Angle commented that he feels the cross section is stronger, but the caps are the same strength..

    HTH...
     
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    FYI
    Locker and Warn Fuse, are not compatable !
    Something about the shock load when the fuse let's go.
    good luck
     
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    the only lockers you can run with hub fuses is the ARB, welded, or spool.

    Harley
     
  10. atlantak-5er

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    Darn that sucks, I guess the weak link will still be the u-joints which can fubar your axles when they go!
     
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    The fuses can still blow a yoke as well. I am gonna run fuses when I put in my mini spool and see just how strong the 760's are. I am experimenting with the fuses them selves as well. If you remove a pair of opposing teeth the fuse should let go sooner. We'll see though. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif Either way you will blow a locker, detroit or otherwise. An ox and e-locker are more of a selectable spool in their design and act same as a spool when locked.
     
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    I run fuses and I have blown one too.
    Man it sounded like I busted a shaft when it let go.
    BAM! Then 10min later I was ready to roll /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
    just needed to make sure I got all the teeth out of the hub first /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    My D44 is stuffed with all the goodies out there. I am not locked I run a Power-lock (preloaded posi). I carry extra hubs too just incase when a fuse lets go it may granade the hub too?? /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    i bought a set of the spicer 5-760x's and have been having good luck so far. they may be just as strong as the stock ones, but they have one hell of a better seal design verses the stock one. another thing i did was weld the caps to the yoke. i have had more problems popping caps off.
     

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